Nancy Lee 李南屏

Nancy Lee 李南屏 is a Taiwanese-Canadian media artist, DJ and cultural producer renowned for their interdisciplinary works. They ventured into XR with the 2017 360 dance film “Tidal Traces,” produced by the NFB, and co-created “Telepresence” in 2018, blending VR with live performance. Lee’s art has been showcased internationally at Cannes, SXSW, MUTEK (Montreal & Japan), and the Berlin Film Festival.

Dedicated to community engagement, Lee teaches XR workshops at IM4 Media Lab and mentors at the Festival of Recorded Movement. They co-founded Chapel Sound, an electronic music and art collective, and CURRENT, a multidisciplinary initiative supporting underrepresented artists. Additionally, they serve as a board director for Love Intersections and Normie Corp, uplifting queer voices in media arts and music.

Lee operates a vibrant studio in Vancouver’s Chinatown, serving as a creative hub for cross-genre performances, workshops, and artist residencies. As a community consultant, Lee collaborates with Creative BC and Music BC, providing grant coaching and outreach to improve funding accessibility. Their commitment to promoting gender equity in the music industry is underscored by their participation in the Keychange EU Innovator program across Canada and Europe.

As a Sundance Institute New Frontier Alumni and 2022-2023 artist-in-residence at the Society of Arts and Technology (Montreal), Lee collaborates with Kiran Bhumber on “UNION,” a speculative sci-fi exhibition exploring 3D scanning/printing, XR, and multi-channel A/V dome theatre performance. Recently, they shifted focus towards performing dance and composing in their new show “OSMOSi: 422 Unprocessable Entity,” and a documentary project titled “Woven Memory” alongside Soledad Muñoz.

Photo Credit: Jenn Xu